Washington Cougar/Mountain Lion Season Information

In Washington, the cougar/mountain lion hunting season is divided into two periods:

  • Early Hunting Season:

    • Dates: September 1 - December 31
  • Late Hunting Season:

    • Dates: January 1 - April 30 or until the harvest guideline is met, whichever comes first.

Please be aware that hunting cougar in April 2024 requires a valid 2024-2025 license/tag.

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